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CraftTexas 2014 Call for Artists

Deadline to Apply:  March 15, 2014
Click here to apply!

Exhibition Overview

In the fall of 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.

The exhibition serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of craft being made in our own communities and across the state. Additionally, this unique show provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections.

CraftTexas 2014 will be juried by Carol Sauvion, the visionary behind the PBS series, Craft in America, and HCCC Texas Masters, Piero Fenci, Ceramics Department Head, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Clint Willour, Curator of the Galveston Arts Center.  Read the jurors’ bios here.

Artist Eligibility

  • CraftTexas 2014 is open to craft artists currently residing in Texas.
  • The following craft media is accepted: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.
  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the show and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the closing date of January 11, 2015.
  • Crated work must fit through a 4′ x 8′ door, and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
  • Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.

Awards

  • Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the jurors.
  • All selected artists will receive the CraftTexas 2014 catalog.

Exhibition Dates

September 26, 2014 – January 11, 2015, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Online Application Process

  • Applications must be completed and submitted online via the Slideroom system at https://crafthouston.slideroom.com
  • Applications will be accepted now through March 15, 2014 (Midnight, Central Standard Time).
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submission Materials

  • Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters).
  • Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces of work. Artists should submit only one (1) digital image per work, for a total of up to three (3) images. All images must be in high-resolution .jpeg format (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches.)  DO NOT submit detail images.
  • Non-refundable entry fee of $36 to be paid by credit card.

Jury Process

Work submitted to CraftTexas 2014 will be juried via the Slideroom system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

Accepted Work

  • Notification of acceptance will be on or before May 1, 2014.
  • Accepted work must arrive to HCCC between Monday, September 8, and Friday, September 12, 2014. Please make proper arrangements for delivery or with your shipper to ensure arrival dates.
  • All work will be installed by professional staff and may not be shown at the discretion of HCCC’s curatorial department. Packaging and artworks must be in good condition and able to withstand the strains of transportation. Work must be properly packaged for travel; wooden crates or double-boxed cardboard containers are highly recommended.
  • Artists are responsible for transit and insurance of accepted work to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. HCCC will not accept COD shipments.
  • HCCC will provide insurance for all works while they are exhibited on site and upon their return to the artist.
  • HCCC reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
  • HCCC will use the images submitted for the jury process for the exhibition catalog. Please ensure submitted images are professionally photographed and are print quality (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches).

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)

  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large.

Questions

Address questions regarding application guidelines and submission process to applications@crafthouston.org.